Best friends killed by train –

The two men killed by an Amtrak train in Kannapolis on Friday were best friends returning from a two-block trip to a nearby gas station, a relative of one of the men said Saturday.

Britthaven rest-home residents Billy Richardson, 39, and Randy Davis, 52, often walked to the BP station in the evening for sodas and cigarettes, said Brian Richardson, Billy’s older brother. Britthaven is an adult-care home for residents with mental or physical disabilities. Story continues here ➤